• Welcome to 7 Trailblazers Social Studies! 
    In seventh grade we spend our time focusing on ancient civilizations. We will cover Greece, Rome, the Age of Exploration, and lots of topics in between.

    Keys to Success: 

    1. We use the TCi textbook, accessible online here.

    2. The social studies calendar is VERY helpful, add it to your calendar! 

    3. Check Google Classroom for assignments and due dates. When absent from class, check Google Classroom and Calendar! 

    4. Come to class with a charged iPad and a readiness to learn and explore!

    5. Use your class time wisely. In most cases, your homework depends on the work you put in during class. 

    and lastly...

    Have FUN! History allows us to study the past to better understand today. It is full of great stories and awesome people, and studying it helps these legacies live on! 

     

    COURSE OVERVIEW 

    Our Human HeritageA survey of human history from 750 BCE - 1700 CE

     TOPICS:

    ·Ancient Greece, ancient Rome, the feudal systems of Europe and Japan, the early & late middle ages, the West African kingdoms of Ghana, Mali and Songhai, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution and the Age of Exploration (the First Global Age) are all part of our studies.

    ·Social studies skills and methods, geography, and current events are integrated throughout the year.

    ·We also learn and practice strategies for content-area reading and writing as well as study skills including note-taking, test preparation, and long & short-term project planning.

     GOALS:

    1. Model and practice social science methods through problem-based learning and inquiry

    2. Provide opportunities for students to enjoy reading and learning about historic people & places while covering Ohio’s Social Studies Learning Standards:

       http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Academic-Content-Standards/Social-Studies

    3. Facilitate the development of students’ research and 21st century skills

    4. Encourage awareness of the world around us

    5. Connect current events and modern culture to history

    6.  Promote independent, active learning and the acquisition of study skills

    7. Provide engaging and authentic learning that help learners EXPERIENCE history!